Charles Snelling (figure skater)

Charles Snelling
Personal information
Full name Charles Frederick Theodore Snelling
Country represented Canada
Born (1937-09-17) September 17, 1937 (age 83)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 168 cm (5.51 ft)
Skating club Granite Club

Charles Frederick Theodore Snelling (born September 17, 1937 in Toronto) is a Canadian former figure skater. He is the 1954-1958 & 1964 Canadian national champion and the 1957 World bronze medalist. He is the youngest ever men's Canadian national champion, as he was 16 at the time of his win in March 1954.[1]

Snelling placed 8th at the 1956 Winter Olympics. In 1958, he retired from skating to attend medical school at the University of Toronto, but after graduation he returned to competitive skating and competed at the 1964 Winter Olympics. In 2005, he was inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame.[2] He lives in Vancouver, B.C. He is a retired burns and plastics specialist.


Event 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1964 1965 1966 1967
Olympics 8th 13th
Worlds 7th 8th 4th 3rd 11th 12th 11th
North American 3rd 2nd
Canadian 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd


  1. ^ "One Title Evades Toronto Skaters In Senior Events". The Globe and Mail. The Globe and Mail. March 15, 1954. p. 28. Toronto skaters won all but one of the senior titles at the Canadian figure skating championships...Charles Snelling, 16-year-old master of school figures and free skating, captured the men's title with an impressive lead over two other entries
  2. ^ "Skate Canada Hall of Fame". Skate Canada. Retrieved May 26, 2012.